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Philippine doctors, nurses urge new coronavirus lockdowns

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 1, 2020
More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against coronavirus, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila.
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80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from soaring infections of the new coronavirus without tighter controls in the capital and nearby provinces.

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The Philippines on Friday recorded its biggest daily jump in new cases for a second successive day, with 4,063 infections.

“Our health workers are burnt out with seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and admission,” the group, led by the Philippine College of Physicians, said in a letter to the president.


 

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